For the past few years, the Orioles, for better or worse, have put an emphasis on attempting to grow arms in the minors to help supplement their big league squad.
As part of that philosophy, the Orioles added three more young pitchers to their 40-man roster Friday to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, which occurs Dec. 10.
Left-hander Chris Lee and right-handers Andrew Triggs and Parker Bridwell were put on the 40-man – making that roster full and very pitching heavy. Twenty-two of the players on the Orioles' 40-man are now pitchers, nearly half of which are 26 or younger.
"We like the pitching depth we added to our roster today from the...